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Mega Hong Kong railway interchange leaves some commuters lost and confused on first working day of new cross-harbour extension

Dozens of MTR staff are positioned around Admiralty station to point passengers in the right direction.

Dozens of MTR staff are positioned around Admiralty station to point passengers in the right direction.

16 May 2022 - 11:02AM
Rush hour: more than 2,000 Hong Kong railway fans in dash for first train on new cross-harbour section of MTR’s Sha Tin-Central line

Railway enthusiasts, including students, had lined up overnight at Exhibition Centre station despite light rain to be among the first to board.

Railway enthusiasts, including students, had lined up overnight at Exhibition Centre station despite light rain to be among the first to board.

16 May 2022 - 12:22PM
Hong Kong downgrades economic forecast for 2022 after first-quarter GDP shrinks worse-than-expected 4 per cent

Combined effects of slower global demand, disruptions in cross-border trade and the pandemic took their toll on city, government economist says.

Combined effects of slower global demand, disruptions in cross-border trade and the pandemic took their toll on city, government economist says.

14 May 2022 - 10:51AM
Hundreds of Hongkongers flock to flower market on Mother’s Day amid eased social-distancing curbs

‘The crowd is almost back to pre-pandemic levels and business is almost 70 per cent better than last year,’ says a flower shop owner.

‘The crowd is almost back to pre-pandemic levels and business is almost 70 per cent better than last year,’ says a flower shop owner.

8 May 2022 - 5:35PM
Hong Kong Tourism Board’s campaign offering tours and staycation discounts returns amid eased social-distancing rules

Third round of campaign offering free tours and staycation discounts to more than 80,000 residents was initially suspended during fifth wave of infections.

Third round of campaign offering free tours and staycation discounts to more than 80,000 residents was initially suspended during fifth wave of infections.

6 May 2022 - 4:55PM
First international travellers flying into Hong Kong after travel rules eased express relief over being allowed to enter city

City has ended entry ban on foreigners, but non-resident visitors and returning locals must spend seven days in compulsory quarantine.

City has ended entry ban on foreigners, but non-resident visitors and returning locals must spend seven days in compulsory quarantine.

3 May 2022 - 12:23PM
Hong Kong to get first electric double-decker bus designed to handle hilly terrain in move towards carbon neutrality

Battery-powered double-decker bus from Bravo Transport can accommodate 113 passengers and could be ready for service by midyear.

Battery-powered double-decker bus from Bravo Transport can accommodate 113 passengers and could be ready for service by midyear.

30 Apr 2022 - 7:23AM
Hong Kong bus operator KMB adds new electric vehicles as part of road map for achieving carbon neutrality

KMB aims to run a fully electric fleet eventually, will stop buying diesel-powered buses from 2030.

KMB aims to run a fully electric fleet eventually, will stop buying diesel-powered buses from 2030.

25 Apr 2022 - 6:10PM
Explainer | Hong Kong DSE candidates sitting exams amid pandemic – when to test for Covid-19, call a helpline, go to Penny’s Bay

Schools hand out virus test kits, those who test positive or are close contacts of Covid-19 patients to sit exams at Penny’s Bay facility.

Schools hand out virus test kits, those who test positive or are close contacts of Covid-19 patients to sit exams at Penny’s Bay facility.

21 Apr 2022 - 10:00AM
Coronavirus: residents flock to restaurants, theme parks and cinemas as Hong Kong eases social-distancing curbs

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

Bookings at premises from beauty parlours to restaurants and cinemas surge as residents embrace a return to some semblance of normal life.

21 Apr 2022 - 9:42PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: influx of bookings, but businesses face manpower crunch ahead of relaxed Covid-19 social distancing

Many operators have had employees change jobs or switch industries during coronavirus shutdown.

Many operators have had employees change jobs or switch industries during coronavirus shutdown.

20 Apr 2022 - 9:00PM
Easter weekend fun: Hongkongers go shopping, hiking and enjoy alfresco dining amid good weather

Enthusiasm precedes easing of social-distancing rules on April 21, with residents starved of leisure activities eager to take advantage of the four-day break.

Enthusiasm precedes easing of social-distancing rules on April 21, with residents starved of leisure activities eager to take advantage of the four-day break.

15 Apr 2022 - 7:00PM
Hong Kong property developers roll out discounts, promotions at shopping centres ahead of first phase of e-voucher scheme on April 7

Residents can get cash rebates, dining coupons and other benefits when making purchases at malls run by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Sino Group.

Residents can get cash rebates, dining coupons and other benefits when making purchases at malls run by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Sino Group.

5 Apr 2022 - 6:37PM
Hong Kong confirms 3,709 new Covid- 19 cases as senior officials vow to step up use of traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients

City leader Carrie Lam says health authorities slow to adopt traditional Chinese medicine due to predominance of Western treatments among public health sector.

City leader Carrie Lam says health authorities slow to adopt traditional Chinese medicine due to predominance of Western treatments among public health sector.

6 Apr 2022 - 12:25AM
Staff at Hong Kong coronavirus isolation facility on mission to make patients from ethnic minority communities feel at home

The staff members, recruited from the local Indonesian, Filipino and Pakistani communities, help patients who are not comfortable communicating in English or Cantonese.

The staff members, recruited from the local Indonesian, Filipino and Pakistani communities, help patients who are not comfortable communicating in English or Cantonese.

12 Apr 2022 - 9:42AM
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation set to freeze ticket prices this year, with 3.8 per cent fare rebate set to be extended

Ticket prices will remain the same based on a mechanism that calculates fare levels.

Ticket prices will remain the same based on a mechanism that calculates fare levels.

28 Mar 2022 - 7:35PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents stuck abroad rush to book flights home, while others worry about ‘fast-changing policies’ after move to ease travel restrictions

While many residents changed their flight and hotel bookings to take advantage of a shorter quarantine, others worried about ‘fast-changing policies’

While many residents changed their flight and hotel bookings to take advantage of a shorter quarantine, others worried about ‘fast-changing policies’

21 Mar 2022 - 11:59PM
‘I was crying so much’: Hong Kong pet owners who test positive for Covid-19 on emotional stress of being separated from their dogs, cats

Owners who test positive for Covid-19 say they worry about arranging for pet care, backup plans if they have to be sent to an isolation facility.

Owners who test positive for Covid-19 say they worry about arranging for pet care, backup plans if they have to be sent to an isolation facility.

19 Mar 2022 - 6:33PM
6.3 million Hongkongers will receive first half of new batch of HK$10,000 consumption vouchers in April, finance chief says

However, Financial Secretary Paul Chan has not provided an exact date, citing manpower limitations and the fact that most places where Hongkongers might spend the handouts are closed.

However, Financial Secretary Paul Chan has not provided an exact date, citing manpower limitations and the fact that most places where Hongkongers might spend the handouts are closed.

7 Mar 2022 - 7:43PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s ParknShop, Watsons impose restrictions on certain purchases amid panic buying frenzy

The restrictions apply to a handful of staple foods, daily necessities and over-the-counter medications.

The restrictions apply to a handful of staple foods, daily necessities and over-the-counter medications.

4 Mar 2022 - 10:06PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong consumers in panic-buying frenzy on fears of large-scale lockdown for universal testing

Customers formed at supermarkets across the city and others queued up online amid fears of a lockdown during proposed universal testing in March.

Customers formed at supermarkets across the city and others queued up online amid fears of a lockdown during proposed universal testing in March.

28 Feb 2022 - 10:06PM
An MTR worksite at our Hong Kong estate? Please go somewhere else, say Tung Chung residents, dreading years of noise, air pollution

Private flat owners worry large shaft to be dug smack in their ‘rest garden’ will be a pain to live with.

Private flat owners worry large shaft to be dug smack in their ‘rest garden’ will be a pain to live with.

26 Feb 2022 - 4:21PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong turns to mainland China, private sector for supplies of test kits, masks and other medical goods amid worsening fifth wave

Commerce chief Edward Yau says government has sent a list of needed supplies to Chinese authorities to fight escalating outbreak.

Commerce chief Edward Yau says government has sent a list of needed supplies to Chinese authorities to fight escalating outbreak.

1 Mar 2022 - 3:26PM
Hong Kong’s MTR Corp to temporarily reduce frequency of services on some rail lines from Friday to cope with falling ridership

Longest waiting time, at every 12 minutes, will be for trains running between Tiu Keng Leng and Lohas Park stations on the Tseung Kwan O line on weekends and public holidays.

Longest waiting time, at every 12 minutes, will be for trains running between Tiu Keng Leng and Lohas Park stations on the Tseung Kwan O line on weekends and public holidays.

22 Feb 2022 - 12:11AM
Coronavirus: three-quarters of Hong Kong parents unwilling to allow young children to receive Covid-19 vaccine, survey finds

Survey by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists finds 80 per cent of vaccine-hesitant parents of young children are concerned by possible side effects, death.

Survey by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists finds 80 per cent of vaccine-hesitant parents of young children are concerned by possible side effects, death.

21 Feb 2022 - 1:31AM
Hong Kong police arrest man, 32, over online call to spread the coronavirus

Electronics repairman, 32, allegedly encouraged Covid-19 patients to ‘go on a blue shop day tour’ in post on local forum.

Electronics repairman, 32, allegedly encouraged Covid-19 patients to ‘go on a blue shop day tour’ in post on local forum.

13 Feb 2022 - 12:46PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents swamp Shenzhen border crossing in search of protection from surging infections

Families, elderly couples and even a few mainland students studying in the city wait hours to cross into Shenzhen in bid to escape the rising wave of infections.

Families, elderly couples and even a few mainland students studying in the city wait hours to cross into Shenzhen in bid to escape the rising wave of infections.

12 Feb 2022 - 7:33AM
Hong Kong social distancing: malls, delivery platforms seek to turn restaurants’ loss into their gain

In the wake of new restrictions on dine-in services in restaurants, delivery services Foodpanda and Deliveroo, and mall operators Sun Hung Kai and Chinese Estates Holdings are among those dangling discounts to draw in displaced diners.

In the wake of new restrictions on dine-in services in restaurants, delivery services Foodpanda and Deliveroo, and mall operators Sun Hung Kai and Chinese Estates Holdings are among those dangling discounts to draw in displaced diners.

7 Jan 2022 - 11:35PM
‘Everything will go back to zero’: Hong Kong businesses cry foul over abrupt return of tough social-distancing measures

Food and beverage sector representatives say their industry will be the ‘biggest victim’, predicting billions in losses, but gym operators, massage parlours and concert organisers are all poised to feel the pinch as well.

Food and beverage sector representatives say their industry will be the ‘biggest victim’, predicting billions in losses, but gym operators, massage parlours and concert organisers are all poised to feel the pinch as well.

6 Jan 2022 - 9:19AM
Hong Kong’s vaccination drive gets shot in arm amid rush for jabs as new rules loom, with some fearing restaurant ban equals ‘no meaning in life’

Tuesday’s first-dose daily rate of 18,013 hits four-month high, with many choosing Sinovac jab out of concern over stronger side effects from BioNTech vaccine.

Tuesday’s first-dose daily rate of 18,013 hits four-month high, with many choosing Sinovac jab out of concern over stronger side effects from BioNTech vaccine.

5 Jan 2022 - 11:20AM